The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

by Steve Dalton


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A job-search manual that gives career seekers a systematic, tech-savvy formula to efficiently and effectively target potential employers and secure the essential first interview.

The 2-Hour Job Search shows job-seekers how to work smarter (and faster) to secure first interviews. Through a prescriptive approach, Dalton explains how to wade through the Internet’s sea of information and create a job-search system that relies on mainstream technology such as Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create a list of target employers, contact them, and then secure an interview—with only two hours of effort. Avoiding vague tips like “leverage your contacts,” Dalton tells job-hunters exactly what to do and how to do it. This empowering book focuses on the critical middle phase of the job search and helps readers bring organization to what is all too often an ineffectual and frustrating process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607741701
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 83,859
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 3.00(d)

About the Author

Steve Dalton is a senior career consultant and associate director at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He holds his own MBA from the same institution. Prior to entering the career services industry, Steve was an associate marketing manager at General Mills and a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney.

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2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good framework and methodology to organize the process and provide specific steps to take.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently moved to a new town with my family where I didn't know anyone. Steve's book helped me quickly build a network of people that looked out for me and connected me with opportunities. Without the 2-Hour Job Search, I would have just been aimlessly looking at the same job sites as everyone else is. I really felt like I had a better chance than others looking for jobs because I followed this book and others didn't. My advice: follow the plan in the book exactly. It's instructions, not advice. It works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently left my job and was looking for resources to improve my job search. The title of this book caught my eye and I thought it would help me be more efficient with my search. Unfortunately, a large part of the advice inside is only useful to college Alumni, which doesn't apply to me. The rest mostly contains advice on how to gather the largest list of possible employers in the shortest amount of time, and how to network with contacts in those companies in order to get introduced and/or recommended for a job interview. This book seems to target college Alumni with a business degree, it may be a good resource to them but I didn't find it useful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for any job seeker